Mental Health First Aid Course

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Developed through the Mental Health Commission of Canada, this two-day certification course helps improve mental health literacy and gives participants the skills to provide early intervention to individuals developing or experiencing a mental health crisis. Trained mental health first-aid (MHFA) providers are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial support until either the crisis has resolved or appropriate treatment is found and provide guidance on follow-up care. With one in three Canadians experiencing some form of mental health problem at some point in life, the knowledge and skills acquired in this course have broad applications, including with family, friends, colleagues, coworkers, patients and oneself. This course employs a combination of lecture, small-group work, videos, case presentations and simulated scenarios to deliver the full 12-hour MHFA curriculum. Dr. Brothwell is certified to teach MHFA.

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New Online Resource for Dental Hygienists

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Product information, webinars and other resources.  For information on upcoming webinars, check out this brochure.


Upcoming Professional Development

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The following Professional Development Opportunities are available to you:

  1. SOHP Annual Conference: Evraz Place, Regina – September 10-12, 2015.  Registration is available at:
  2. Clinical Update for the Dental Team: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg – Saturday, October 3, 2015.  BROCHURE LINK
  3. CDHA Conference: Victoria, BC – October 29-31, 2015.  Registration and Information available at:
  4. The College of Dentistry and the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan are offering the following CE courses.

    1. Facially Generated Treatment Planning

    2. Risk Management, Collaborative Practice & Ownership In Today’s Dental Practice

    For Further information, annual CE Calendar 2015-16, or to register online please visit the College of Dentistry website….…/alumni/continuing-education.php


The SDHA is Looking for YOU!!

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At this time, the SDHA is extending a Call for Nominations for one (1) Registered Dental Hygienist who is interested in serving on the SDHA Council for a three (3) year term -
September 2015 through September 2018. The election to fill the Council vacancies will occur at the SDHA AGM, Saturday, September 12, 2015.

The SDHA consists of 6 elected dental hygienists and 3 public representatives appointed by government.

Now is the opportune time to consider the difference your participation on SDHA Council could make. If you or someone you know is interested in contributing their time, talent and wisdom to the growth of the SDHA, please submit the Biography Form (enclosed) to the SDHA office no later than Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

Nomination Form


SK Polytechnic Local Anesthetic Course

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering a Local Anesthesia continuing education course at Regina Campus, Regina SK. The course is for Registered Dental Hygienists who have not taken a local anesthesia course in their undergraduate program or who have taken a course but do not meet the licensing body’s restrictions on local anesthetic administration.


Applicants must:

  1. Be licensed by their provincial licensing body;
  2. Be practicing in a setting where administration of local anesthesia by dental hygienists is possible;
  3. Be physically able to receive local anesthesia drugs;
  4. Be current  with CPR level “C” ; and
  5. Submit a dentist’s letter of agreement for providing supervision during your clinical requirements.


The required textbook, Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 6th edition (Malamed 2012) is available from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus bookstore (1-866-569-8398) cost $ 98.95.  The course manual will be mailed to you in advance of the course allowing approximately two weeks for completion of self-study objectives prior to the on campus seminar.


At the three-day seminar, you will discuss the material completed by self-study, participate in pre-clinical labs and administer local anesthetic on a partner.  You will be evaluated with a performance test and a written exam.  To complete the course, you will be required to administer local anesthetics to patients in your practice under the direct supervision of a dentist.


 Dates: October  10, 11,   12, 2015Saturday, Sunday, & Monday   9:00 am 5:00 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus4500 Wascana ParkwayREGINA SK    S4P 3A3 
Tuition: $ 945             Course Registration Number: 02-3260
Registration:  Registration will be available July 2, 2015Registration deadline – Monday, September 21, 2015Applications will be accepted on a first come basis   upon receipt of paymentand a copy of   your provincial dental hygiene license


Class Limit: Minimum of 12 students is required for the course to   be offered; maximum is 24


To Register, please contact:    

Registration Services

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus

P.O. Box 556, 4500 Wascana Parkway


Phone: (306) 775-7301 or Toll Free in Saskatchewan 1-866-467-4278

Fax:      (306) 775-7760


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Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association (SDHA)
114-3502 Taylor Street East,Saskatoon, SK S7H 5H9 Ph: (306) 931-7342 Fax: (306) 931-7334